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General Knowledge

Posted on: December 18, 2007

Ø Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

Ø The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

Ø Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our noses and ears
never stop growing.

Ø You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

Ø A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation.

Ø Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a
few weeks.

Ø Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

Ø The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

Ø When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.

Ø Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned
his Wife or mother because they were both deaf.

Ø “I am.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

Ø Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking
countries because Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”

Ø The smallest unit of time is the yoctosecond

Ø Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different

Ø “Bookkeeper” is the only word in English language with three consecutive
double letters

Ø Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed
people do

Ø The sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every
letter in the English language

Ø If the population of China walked past you in single line, the line would
never end because of the rate of reproduction

Ø China has more English speakers than the United States

Ø Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

Ø Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.

Ø The longest place name still in use is:

nuakitanatahu- a New Zealand hill

Ø If you leave Tokyo by plane at 7:00am, you will arrive in Honolulu (US)
at approximately 4:30pm the previous day.


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